Monday, July 27, 2009

the sky, new yarn, and a secret kal

Coming home from yoga tonight the sky was really beautiful.


This was from the opposite direction. I love seeing the clouds in these amazing colors.


On a yarny note… I caved last week and bought some really lovely Malabrigo sock yarn. The last thing I need is more sock yarn, but this color just smacked me upside the head and said, Here I Am!


I mean seriously… could you pass up a yarn named Velvet Grape? Yummy!

I am still diligently working on my Secret Garden KAL. Here it is after Clue 2 plus a couple of knit rows from Clue 3. Tonight I started in earnest on Clue 3 and will be ready to start on row 41 tomorrow. Only 14 more rows to go with 192 stitches around. I hope I can get this done by Friday so I can be ready for Clue 4. I am totally excited that I have been able to keep up with this so far!


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

apparently i am a miracle worker

I turned on the sprinklers and made it rain. A lot. With crazy lightning just for show.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

atlanta and some random knitting

Joe and I took a trip to Atlanta this weekend. Just a short little jaunt from one city to the next. We arrived kinda late on Friday, but we had just enough time to stop by a cute knitting store called Knitch. If you're in town I would highly recommend stopping by. They were super nice and even told me about a sale that was starting the next day. They offered to hold my items so I could come back and get them with the mark down. Now that is service! This big guy was hanging out to welcome you inside...

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Saturday was spent doing well, not a whole lot. We got up late and headed over to the Georgia Aquarium around 1 or so only to see this.

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Seriously, their were like 938,726 people there and those lines were not moving an inch. We hung out and stared in disbelief for a while then decided to call it a day. At least on the aquarium front. It was a good excuse to head back over to Knitch to pick up this.


Isn't it awesome? I couldn't resist it's fiery beauty. I see a very lacy shawl in my future.

So Sunday we actually got up in time for breakfast. We found this really great place within walking distance. The Flying Biscuit. If you have one near you, run, don't walk to this place. The food was great (yummy breakfast potatoes with thyme) and the service too. They even had free coffee outside while you waited for a seat.

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This was the ceiling. It was totally worth a picture.

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We did get to the Georgia Aquarium on Sunday. This time there only like 3 people in line. OK, maybe a few more than that, but it took me less than 10 minutes to get our tickets. Totally worth it. Look at this thing! It was really, really big. It's called a spider crab. I know it doesn't look that big, but since you have nothing to compare it to you will just have to trust me. Or read about them here. See... they do get really big!

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This is a picture of the big giant tank. I'm sure it has some really cool name, but I just don't know what it is. This exhibit was really spectacular. Some really cool sharks, fish, and rays in there. Not sure who this kid is in the picture, but I thought it was a cute picture of him pointing at the giant shark.

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On the knitting front, I finished up the smocked dishcloth on the ride to Atlanta. Really cute pattern, may have to knit another one.


I was also able to turn the heal on the sock I've been working on. Hopefully, I can get the leg done and get the second one cast on soon.


Sunday, July 12, 2009

a few of my favorite things

I finished my first clue for the shawl Friday night. Can’t wait to get the next clue on Friday to see where this will be going.


Last night we went see a friend of ours act in some local fringe theatre. It took place outside in a parking lot behind a warehouse on Central. This is where we sat to watch Fight Club.


It was put on by Citizens of the Universe. Here is the director, James Cartee, in front of the set. It was gritty, but that was the idea. We really enjoyed ourselves.


Totally random for they day, but does anyone know what these are? I think they may be female wild turkeys… they have been hanging around a road near our house and I am pretty curious.


Tonight I made brownies, but not just any brownies.


These are S’more Brownies I picked up off of Joy the Bakers blog.They look so yummy!


Here is the finished product and they are pretty darn good. A little more of a cake like brownie, but still delicious! I’ll have to make these next time we have friends over to grill. The perfect summer time dessert. Thanks Joy!!


Friday, July 10, 2009


the yarn. Isn't it just delightful? This came from The Unique Sheep and I am getting ready to start my first secret knit along. Introducing the Katherine Luxe yarn I am using for The Secret Garden Knitting Club.


I wound my first skein just a moment ago and after a few other things get done I will be casting on for the first clue!


In other news, we seem to have a resident frog in the pergola out back.


This will give you a little perspective on him. Ignore the glowing eyes, he really is a friendly little guy. You may have to click on the picture to embiggen.


Thursday, July 09, 2009

you know it's all going a little to well...

I felt like I was getting pretty good at posting a little something on a semi-regular basis, I was creating some good habits (going to yoga, walking), and getting things done on my to do list like a good little girl. And then. It happens. I get deathly ill. Seriously. I don't get sick. Ever.

Thursday night was unbelievable. I won't go into the details, but I made fast friends with her porcelain holiness. It was really horrible and then I was so weak for the rest of the weekend and really didn't feel like my normal self until Wednesday. Just wrong.

So now, I have some catching up to do...

They are replacing a set of escalators in one of the buildings downtown. Have you ever seen the inner workings of one?

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These are the old ones. Dirty.

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I attempted to take some pictures of Cozy to post, but they didn't turn out all that great. At least it gives you an idea of how far along I am. Last night was the first night I had been able to work on it since early last week. I hope the lace blocks out a bit more so you can see the pattern better, but since it's cotton I'm not sure how that is going to work out.

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Today I took Rosey & Roscoe to the vet for their annual looksie and to get their crazy long nails trimmed. Seriously, they were longer than mine and the buns are only like 3-4 pounds each. Here they are in bunny jail waiting to go in for the exam.

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Roscoe came out with a clean bill of health, but Rosey was another story. Turns out she has a bit of a yeast infection in both ears (treatable with some regular cleaning and ear drops) and some crazy messed up teeth. It's called malocclusion and it's not a good thing. Good thing I took her in for a check up when I did, it looks really bad. Tomorrow I have to call and make an appointment with a more experienced rabbit vet up north to have them looked at. The life of a bunny owner is full of surprises!

Rosey's teeth 7-9-09

This is what they should look like. Who knew that in less then a year rabbit teeth could go from completely normal to crazy. Poor Rosey!